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Holmes looking for Featherstone to build on Cup display

WHILE all of Super League descends on Newcastle today for the best part of 36 hours, arguably one of the most intriguing games of the weekend will take place at Post Office Road tonight.

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Batley's Brad Day.

Rochdale Hornets 10 Batley Bulldogs 48: Diskin’s men back to winning ways in style

BATLEY BULLDOGS eased to an eight-try 48-10 victory at Rochdale Hornets yesterday ahead of next weekend’s rematch with the same opponents.

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It's ours: Hull FC's Gareth Ellis lifts the trophy at Wembley.

RL Challenge Cup draw: Featherstone entertain holders Hull FC

CHALLENGE Cup holders Holders Hull will begin their defence of the trophy with a testing sixth-round tie at part-timers Featherstone Rovers.

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Gareth Ellis

Gareth Ellis: Denver Test must go ahead for good of the global game

HAVING represented England and Great Britain, I know what it feels like to play for my country – and crucially how important international rugby league is for the sport’s future.

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Batley Bulldogs players celebrate Brad Day's try.

Batley Bulldogs 46 Toulouse Olympic 22: Brilliant Bulldogs crush full-time outfit Toulouse

Batley Bulldogs produced their best performance of the season to inflict a crushing victory on full-time opponents Toulouse Olympique yesterday afternoon.

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Matt Diskin.

Batley Bulldogs v Toulouse: Coach Diskin plotting French upset

BATLEY BULLDOGS can shock visitors Toulouse Olympique today (3pm), coach Matt Diskin believes, if they are given a fair crack.

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Pat Walker

Honour in defeat as Batley push big-spending Wolfpack all way

Batley Bulldogs produced a terrific effort as they came close to pulling off an upset against Betfred Championship leaders Toronto Wolfpack.

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Luke Briscoe. PIC: Dec Hayes

Championship/Challenge Cup: Briscoe bags club try record with hat-trick in runaway Rovers’ win

Hat-trick hero Luke Briscoe set a new tryscoring record for Featherstone Rovers as he scored for the 11th successive game in a 42-0 Championship win at Rochdale Hornets.

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Featherstone's Harry Newman fends off Batley's Danny Cowling. Picture: Allan McKenzie/

Batley Bulldogs 14 Featherstone Rovers 40: Briscoe has record in sights after hat-trick

IN-FORM winger Luke Briscoe extended his try-scoring run to nine games with a hat-trick as Featherstone Rovers hit back from 12-0 down after eight minutes to win 40-14 at Batley Bulldogs.

LOVING IT: Gareth Hock, seen above in action for Leigh last season, is enjoying life at Featherstone Rovers. 'Picture: Martin Rickett/PA.

Batley Bulldogs v Featherstone Rovers: Happy Hock planning ahead as he settles into Championship life

GIVEN he answered his phone from the hot-tub in his back garden, life in the Championship seems to be suiting Featherstone Rovers’ Gareth Hock just fine.

John Kear at Batley Bulldogs.

Life and times at Mount Pleasant captured perfectly in print

WHEN an author becomes as ensconced in a subject as Tony Hannan did with Batley Bulldogs in 2016, you wonder how they ever re-emerge.

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Hunslet coach Gary Thornton

Hunslet pull out Bradford plum in Ladbrokes Challenge Cup

HUNSLET FACE back-to-back showdowns with fallen giants Bradford Bulls following the fourth round draw for the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup.

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Batley Bulldogs 32 Barrow 12: It’s Batley’s Day with an emphatic response

Batley Bulldogs recovered from a slow start to run in 32 unanswered points as they overcame Barrow Raiders in their first Betfred Championship home game of the season.

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Championship round-up: Halifax, Sheffield and Featherstone suffer defeat, but victory for Batley

Championship round-up: Halifax, Sheffield and Featherstone suffer defeat, but victory for Batley

Two late tries from winger Adam Higson proved decisive as Toronto Wolfpack marked their first Championship foray into Yorkshire with a 20-6 win over Halifax at the Shay.

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Exclusive video interview with Sam Burgess Down Under on his links to Wigan

SAM BURGESS has played down rumours he could be heading back to Super League - saying Wigan Warriors coach Shaun Wane had him making “promises” after too many beers!

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Halifax 30 Sheffield Eagles 10: Murray double helps Halifax beat Eagles

Halifax 30 Sheffield Eagles 10: Murray double helps Halifax beat Eagles

Halifax opened their Championship account at the second attempt with a convincing 30-10 win over Sheffield at the Shay.

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Halifax's Rob Worrincy is tackled by the Featherstone defence.

Betfred extend their sponsorship to Championship and League 1

Betfred have become title sponsors of rugby league’s Championship and League 1.

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Castleford Tigers fall to defeat against Featherstone

Featherstone Rovers came from 16-10 down at half-time to beat local rivals Castleford Tigers 32-16 in the Boxing Day challenge match at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle.

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Alex Walmsley, in action against Lebanon. Picture: NRL Photos/Gregg Porteous

World Cup: ‘Proud’ Alex Walmsley prepares to face the ultimate test against Australia

ALEX WALMSLEY admits it is “surreal” knowing he will play in the World Cup final with England – after thinking he was destined to never even pull on the shirt.

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Alex Walmsley in action against Papua New Guinea.

Walmsley aiming to put Dewsbury ‘on the map’

ALEX WALMSLEY hopes to put Dewsbury “on the map” by helping England win their first-ever World Cup.

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